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Tennessee woman faces charges including vehicular assault

The sounds of an accident drew the attention of residents in a Tennessee neighborhood. They prompted a call to authorities for assistance. As a result, a woman is now facing charges of a second DUI offense and also vehicular assault.

According to authorities, a 28-year-old woman was driving a car when she crashed into a parked car. Her car then struck another vehicle on the other side of the road. This awoke a 44-year-old woman who came outside of her residence and confronted the driver. As she did so, the driver ran into the woman with the car, knocking her to the ground. She suffered injuries that required medical attention.

Tennessee woman arrested for driving under the influence

When a car collides with a structure, police may seek to investigate whether the driver was operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A Tennessee woman recently found herself under such suspicion. She now faces charges that include driving under the influence and child endangerment. The latter charge relates to her having a toddler in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The car struck a central heating unit outside a home shortly after 3 a.m. The gas line to the home was split as a result of the collision, and the gas was shut off by fire fighters that responded to the scene after a witness notified emergency services.  The 24-year-old woman's vehicle remained immobile in the yard after the crash.

Tennessee county official contends with DUI charges

Whenever a person is arrested and the charges are made public, simply being charged may impact a person's career, reputation and finances, regardless of whether one is ever convicted. Recently in Tennessee, a county official was arrested. He now faces DUI charges after a traffic stop.

The 59-year-old Roane County Commissioner was behind the wheel of a pickup truck on one of the county's highways. A law enforcement officer pulled the man over for a possible seat belt violation. Once he made contact with the commissioner, it was noted that there was the smell of alcohol. The man told the officer that he had consumed one beer before getting into the vehicle to drive.

Field sobriety tests in Tennessee can be flawed for many reasons

When a person is pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, that individual may be asked a variety of questions and asked to perform a number of tasks. Being asked to perform field sobriety tests can be an daunting experience. Knowing that the results of this standardized test can end in an arrest may make the test itself even more intimidating. In Tennessee, motorists may benefit from understanding how the results can be skewed and what may affect the outcome of field sobriety tests conducted along the roadway.

A person's size may impact results. It is noted that being 50 pounds overweight may affect the results. What you wear can also play a role in how a field sobriety test unfolds. Wearing high heels may simply make the tasks more difficult.

Tennessee policeman faces drunk driving charges

When police respond to a car accident, they often find it necessary to conduct further investigations if they believe alcohol was involved in the car accident. Police recently responded to a car accident and found one of their own, another police officer, was involved. That Tennessee police officer now faces drunk driving charges.

The accident occurred on a Tuesday night in early February. One car was believed to have been heading east when it veered into oncoming traffic. As it did so, it hit an oncoming vehicle. Both cars then flipped, but, luckily, no one was seriously injured.

Tennessee car accident leads to vehicular assault charge

Whenever there is a car accident of any kind and police believe alcohol may have played a role in the incident, there may be charges filed in addition to a drunk driving charge. A recent accident in Tennessee led to drunk driving charges against a female driver. It has also led to additional charges, including vehicular assault, due to the fact that a firefighter was injured at the scene of the accident.

The incident unfolded as a firefighter was assisting at the scene of a crash. The firefighter was reportedly in a safe location on the roadside and helping to protect the crews attending to the accident from oncoming traffic. This was when a car came along and hit the man.

Man faces DUI charges in Nashville

When people think about drunk driving incidents, they may conjure up images of police pulling over a vehicle or responding to the scene of an accident that has just occurred. However, someone behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that isn't moving may still be subject to DUI charges in Nashville, depending upon the underlying circumstances. This was the case recently in Tennessee as police say a man was arrested and charged with DUI after being found passed out behind the wheel.

This incident apparently unfolded after a security guard got the attention of the police to notify them that a vehicle was driven through some grass. The police say they found the driver asleep when they opened the door. Allegedly, the engine was still running, and he had his foot on the brake.

Driver faces vehicular homicide charge in Tennessee crash

When police are called to a car accident scene, they usually investigate in order to determine whether criminal charges need to be filed against one or more of the drivers involved. An investigation into a recent car accident led to very serious charges in Tennessee. A driver was arrested and charged with DUI and also vehicular homicide, as there were two deaths as a result of the crash.

The driver charged was driving a pickup truck when he hit a car carrying three people. One of the passengers in the car was ejected from the vehicle. The 55-year-old passenger died at the scene as a result of the crash. Another passenger in the vehicle was 12-weeks pregnant and had a miscarriage as a result of the car accident. The woman was also reported to be in critical condition. 

Tennessee man with prior convictions arrested for DUI

Any kind of criminal conviction can make any subsequent similar criminal convictions more serious as penalties often increase with each conviction. When a person is arrested for DUI, prior convictions often mean more serious penalties if the latest arrest leads to a conviction as well. For one Tennessee man, serious penalties may result if he is convicted after his sixth DUI arrest.

The 48-year-old man was pulled over after allegedly running through a stop sign. Police were concerned with his driving, and, once he was pulled over, the officer on the scene smelled what he described as the strong odor of alcohol. The police officer also reported other behaviors that appeared indicative of intoxication, including bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Tennessee teacher faces drunk driving charges

When police try to pull over a vehicle and believe that a driver is impaired in some way, that officer or officers may conduct field sobriety tests or other tests to determine whether impairment has played a role in what has occurred. Recently in Tennessee, the police attempted to pull over a vehicle with a female driver. The vehicle ended up in a ditch, and the woman driving now faces drunk driving charges and other charges.

The 30-year-old woman was allegedly speeding and missed a driveway while attempting to stop. Police contend that, as a result of missing the driveway, she ended up in the ditch. This was when police decided to conduct a field sobriety test. The result of that field sobriety test was reported as unsatisfactory. She was then arrested and charged with drunk driving and failure to stay on the road.